Things to Do

Hilton Washington DC National Mall is perfectly located for exploring all the Washington DC area has to offer. Just steps from our front door is L’Enfant Plaza, showcasing an outdoor square and over 40 shops and restaurants. It’s a short stroll to the National Mall to visit our nation’s most popular memorials, one block to The Wharf – a mile-long section of dining, shopping, and activity along the Potomac River – and a 15-minute walk to Capitol Hill.

Step into history at the incredible attractions within a mile of the hotel including the WHARF, Anthem, National Air and Space Museum, the National Gallery of Art, the Smithsonian Castle, and the Newseum.

Ride the DC Circulator for free – The EM-LP route (Eastern Market – L’Enfant Plaza) picks up right in front of the hotel and will take you to popular destinations like the Waterfront, the Navy Yard/Ballpark & Eastern Market. The bus runs weekdays 6:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m., weekends 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m., with special service on Nationals & DC United game days.

Access the Wharf via the free Southwest Shuttle. The Wharf offers a SW Neighborhood Shuttle that is free and open to the public. Daily service until 11:30 p.m., Monday to Thursday and 1:00 a.m. on Friday and Saturday, departs every 10 minutes.

On the move? It’s a quick elevator ride from our hotel down to L’Enfant Metro Station, DC’s largest subway station, letting you connect easily and conveniently to greater DC.

Things to Do

Hilton Washington DC National Mall is perfectly located for exploring all the Washington DC area has to offer. Just steps from our front door is L’Enfant Plaza, showcasing an outdoor square and over 40 shops and restaurants. It’s a short stroll to the National Mall to visit our nation’s most popular memorials, one block to The Wharf – a mile-long section of dining, shopping, and activity along the Potomac River – and a 15-minute walk to Capitol Hill.

Step into history at the incredible attractions within a mile of the hotel including the WHARF, Anthem, National Air and Space Museum, the National Gallery of Art, the Smithsonian Castle, and the Newseum.

Ride the DC Circulator for free – The EM-LP route (Eastern Market – L’Enfant Plaza) picks up right in front of the hotel and will take you to popular destinations like the Waterfront, the Navy Yard/Ballpark & Eastern Market. The bus runs weekdays 6:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m., weekends 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m., with special service on Nationals & DC United game days.

Access the Wharf via the free Southwest Shuttle. The Wharf offers a SW Neighborhood Shuttle that is free and open to the public. Daily service until 11:30 p.m., Monday to Thursday and 1:00 a.m. on Friday and Saturday, departs every 10 minutes.

On the move? It’s a quick elevator ride from our hotel down to L’Enfant Metro Station, DC’s largest subway station, letting you connect easily and conveniently to greater DC.

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SMITHSONIAN

A group of museums and research centers first established in 1846, all a short walk away. Entrances to all Smithsonian Institutions are free.

VISIT WEBSITE

7 Minute Walk / 0.4 Miles

THE WHARF DISTRICT

The District Wharf is a mile-long stretch of retail, recreation and entertainment that has redefined Washington’s waterfront.

VISIT WEBSITE

10 Minute Walk / 0.4 Miles 

NEW SPY MUSEUM

International Spy Museum provides a unique glimpse into the innovative world of Spys old & new. 
 

1 Minute Walk / Adjacent Hotel

U.S. CAPITOL

United States Capitol, home of the  legislative branch of the U.S. government.

VISIT WEBSITE

7 Minutes / 1.5 Miles

NATIONALS PARK

Baseball park located in the Navy Yard neighborhood. Home to the Washington Nationals.

VISIT WEBSITE

8 Minutes / 2.1 Miles

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SMITHSONIAN

A group of museums and research centers first established in 1846, all a short walk away. Entrances to all Smithsonian Institutions are free.

VISIT WEBSITE

THE WHARF DISTRICT

The District Wharf is a mile-long stretch of retail, recreation and entertainment that has redefined Washington’s waterfront.

VISIT WEBSITE

NEW SPY MUSEUM

International Spy Museum provides a unique glimpse into the innovative world of Spys old & new. 
 

U.S. CAPITOL

United States Capitol, home of the  legislative branch of the U.S. government.

VISIT WEBSITE

NATIONALS PARK

Baseball park located in the Navy Yard neighborhood. Home to the Washington Nationals.

VISIT WEBSITE

WWII MEMORIAL

Memorial to honor the 16 million who served in the U.S. armed forces, and more than 400,000 who died.

VISIT WEBSITE

9 Minutes / 1.6 Miles

NATIONAL MALL

Best known for the many memorials, this massive park should be on top of any Washington DC visit.

VISIT WEBSITE

5 Minute Walk / 0.4 Miles

MUSEUM OF THE BIBLE

Offers visitors an immersive way to explore the history, narrative, and impact of the Bible.

VISIT WEBSITE

10 Minute Walk / 0.5 Miles

WHITE HOUSE

The White House is the official residence and workplace of the President of the United States.

VISIT WEBSITE

14 Minutes / 2.2 Miles

CAPITAL ONE ARENA

Home to many of DC professional teams. 20,000-seat arena with world-class events, concerts and more.

VISIT WEBSITE

10 Minutes / 1.7 Miles

WWII MEMORIAL

Memorial to honor the 16 million who served in the U.S. armed forces, and more than 400,000 who died.

VISIT WEBSITE

NATIONAL MALL

Best known for the many memorials, this massive park should be on top of any Washington DC visit.

VISIT WEBSITE

MUSEUM OF THE BIBLE

Offers visitors an immersive way to explore the history, narrative, and impact of the Bible.

VISIT WEBSITE

WHITE HOUSE

The White House is the official residence and workplace of the President of the United States.

VISIT WEBSITE

CAPITAL ONE ARENA

Home to many of DC professional teams. 20,000-seat arena with world-class events, concerts and more.

VISIT WEBSITE

LIBRARY OF CONGRESS

The largest library in the world and one of the most prestigious, houses over 160 million items.

VISIT WEBSITE

9 Minutes / 1.8 Miles

SUPREME COURT

Attend a free lecture about the building’s history and the proceedings of the court. In session October–April.

VISIT WEBSITE

9 Minutes / 1.9 Miles

NATIONAL ZOO

Walk around with or without kids. See the giant pandas, the big cats, and the great apes!

VISIT WEBSITE

21 Minutes / 6 Miles

LINCOLN MEMORIAL

A tribute to America’s 16th president and is best seen at night. Located at the western end of the National Mall.

VISIT WEBSITE

11 Minutes / 2.9 Miles

ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

The final resting place for thousands of service men and women. Also houses the Tomb of the Unkown Solider.

VISIT WEBSITE

11 Minutes / 3.9 Miles

LIBRARY OF CONGRESS

The largest library in the world and one of the most prestigious, houses over 160 million items.

VISIT WEBSITE

SUPREME COURT

Attend a free lecture about the building’s history and the proceedings of the court. In session October–April.

VISIT WEBSITE

NATIONAL ZOO

Walk around with or without kids. See the giant pandas, the big cats, and the great apes!

VISIT WEBSITE

LINCOLN MEMORIAL

A tribute to America’s 16th president and is best seen at night. Located at the western end of the National Mall.

VISIT WEBSITE

11 Minutes / 2.9 Miles

ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

The final resting place for thousands of service men and women. Also houses the Tomb of the Unkown Solider.

VISIT WEBSITE

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